|Birth: ||Jun. 24, 1790|
County Antrim, Northern Ireland
|Death: ||Mar. 9, 1871|
Wife of William Black, Jr
"Born near Ballymoney, Ireland, in May of 1788; married Jane McCloy, about 1820. Jane McCloy was the only child of John and Jennie (Curry) McCloy, of Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland. She was born in 1790, died March 9th, 1871. Her husband died July 27, 1866."
"They decided to come to America to join William Black Jr's parents and family, who had come in 1790. At the time of their sailing, William Black Jr. was a baby two years of age, and so ill that the doctor said there was no chance of his recovery. His mother, feeling that she could not bear to see her baby buried at sea, left him with her maiden sisters, Jennie and Nancy Wiley, in Ireland. He recovered, and brought his Aunt Nancy Wiley with his family when they came to America. They sailed from Port Rush near the Giant's Causeway, on the north coast of Ireland, on Orange Day, July 12, 1836, arriving at Liverpool the next morning. They came to America on "The Dunkin Gibb" a sailing vessel which was delayed six weeks at Liverpool, waiting for passengers enough to make a paying trip to America. They were on the water ninety days, and when they reached the mouth of the St. Lawrence river, navigation was closed for the winter. They traveled by wagons to Buffalow, New York, passing around Niagara Falls near the location of Brock's monument. The trip was too much for Nancy Wiley, the aunt, and she passed away and was buried at Prescott, Canada."
"The Black family spent the winter in Buffalo, and when Spring came, the resumed their journey by way of canal, to Lancaster, Ohio."
"A Mr. Stemen, who lived near where the Fairview schoolhouse now stands, east of Bremen, brought them in his wagon from Lancaster, to the home of William Black (1), east of Bremen."
"William and Jane (McCloy) Black spent their remaining days on this farm, which William Black (1) bought when he came from Pennsylvania in 1811."
"William Black (6) served an apprenticeship while in Ireland, at the weaver's trade, learning the method of manufacturing fine Irish linen. In the United States he followed the occupation of farming. He died July 27, 1866. During the last year of his life, the Bible, the Presbyterian Hymnal, and the "Presbytyr" were his constant companions. His wife died March 9, 1871. They were members of the Bethel Presbyterian Church (sometimes called "Old Bethel"). Both are buried in the cemetery of this church."
Robert John Black
Mary Wiley Black
James Wiley Black
Samuel Curry Black
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William Black (1788 - 1866)
Robert John Black (1822 - 1913)*
Mary Wiley Black Martin (1824 - 1911)*
Samuel Curry Black (1826 - 1903)*
James Wiley Black (1828 - 1917)*
Created by: Linda Huffman Powell
Record added: Mar 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49773499